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was begging his commander to let him kill two of us. and the commander refused. he said there are six of them. come on, why don't -- why don't i give you four and i'll keep two. and the commander wouldn't let him. one time they were moving a metal tub of water, dragging it across the floor. if you're blindfold his and think you may be interrogated. i thought maybe they were going to put us in the tub, with electricity, your mind goes to bad places. you try to push those thoughts out. and when that doesn't happen, you're not interrogated or tortured, you start to feel okay, i'm comfortable in this place. >> every time you move it all starts again. >> exactly. >> we were here, they wanted to move us here, it is a place that is very hard core shiaa, very loyal to the government. mostly surrounded by the rebels, it is being air-supplied by the syrian government. so this is a hand-in-glove between the relationship, the government and this very nasty militia group. getting to fou 'a wouldn't have been a problem. >> and it is not that far. >> it is not that far. >> they have this little pocket here
about them, they do not have to go begging the politicians they may be investigating to please fund their investigations. their funding is totally independent of state lawmakers. so when they want to investigate state lawmakers, they are insulated from those lawmakers trying to shut them down by shutting down their funding. it's a smart system, right? it's a tough system, it's independent, it's aggressively nonpartisan. now it's not like wisconsin elections are perfect. they may have this tough, independent, aggressively nonpartisan structure at the state level, but they do have very partisan elected clerks at the county level who have to administer elections by county. and some of those county officials are more partisan and therefore maybe a little more suspect than others. but the overall structure of the state, the elections are not being run by one of these guys. they're not being run by a katherine harris or a john husted or got guessler there is no statewide elected official who is running the election and endorsing one of the candidates in that election that they are running
, and begged them to please follow him. and then to go before them when they didn't, he actually read the serenity prayer aloud. he read it to his own members. he said to all of his members, "lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change. that is not the prayer you say when you know what you're going to do next. it is not the prayer you say when you even have a plan. it is a prayer that you say when all of your other plans have, well, gone to hell. john boehner walked out of that conference with his members, and he released a statement that essentially said, i tried but i'm out. he wrote, "the senate must now act." senator schatz, that is where you and your chamber come in. now, at times in the last couple years this has actually worked. when the house can't come to an agreement with the president, the democratic leader in the senate, harry reid, and the republican leader mitch mcconnell have come together and they have saved the day. they did it again and again. it happened in 2010, when mitch mcconnell actually worked with joe biden to extend the bush tax cuts and
without fearing -- >> the main captor outside the farmhouse and was begging his commander to let him kill two of us and the commander refused, he said there are six of them. come on, why don't i give you four and i'll keep two. and the commander wouldn't let him. >> wow. >> one time i heard them moving a tub of water metal tub, dragging it across the floor. blind folded, and you think are you about to be interrogated. i thought are they going to water board us, stand us in the metal tub, but electricity. your mind goes to bad places. you try to push bad thoughts out. when are you not interrogated or tortured, okay, i'm comfortable in this place, as bad as it is, and they move you to a new location. we were here and they wanted to move us to foua. very hard core shia, mostly surrounded by rebels, air supplied by the syrian government. >> oh, wow. >> this is a hand in glove relationship between the -- the government and this very nasty milliate group. getting to foua would have been a problem. >> and it's not that far. >> and they don't control the space between the two towns. they have thi
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